Indonesia is the largest exporters of rattan furniture in the world. This is as consequences that Indonesia has the largest rattan forest in the world. Rattan forest can grow in tropical forest and Indonesia lies in tropical area. Good rattan forest can be found in 3 big islands : Sumatera, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. From these islands most of rattan materials are supplied.
Then we assume that the rattan industry location should be in those 3 islands. This assumption seem logical, however this is not true. The center for rattan industry still located in Java islands. This situation occurs because the infrastructure, the supporting industry and the skilled labor still abundance in Java island. One of the center for rattan industry is in Cirebon,
Cirebon is the biggest rattan furniture industry in java island. You can find many small, medium and big companies in Cirebon doing rattan business. Most of the rattan products produced in Cirebon are for export market. Since 1980s rattan exporters from Cirebon already exported furniture worldwide. Today the second generation of the rattan exporters running the companies, but many companies already closed due to very competitive condition in furniture market worldwide.
Still for buyers who want to buy rattan furniture should visit Indonesia. Indonesia is still the best place to find rattan furniture exporters. And the best city to visit is Cirebon. There many rattan companies you can visit. Here are some companies for you to choose :
Above companies are good companies, that have been industry from more than 10 years. We think for that long year, those companies have survive up and downs in the economy. Also we do not hear bad news regarding those companies. Still you need to be careful, diligent to decide which companies suitable for your requirement. Above all we hope you can enjoy visiting Indonesia for business trip or leisure trip.